Land to spare? Millville seeks donation for event space

In searching for new festival space, the Town of Millville is weighing all options. This week, Millville opened its doors current landowners who may be interested in donating two or more acres of property to the Town.

Millville sponsors community-oriented events, from the weekly farmers’ market to the annual Holiday Market and Great Pumpkin Festival. Already drawing anywhere from dozens to thousands of guests to each, Millville officials are hoping to expand the number, diversity and quality of town events.

“We want to expand our public events, but we just don’t have the space,” said Town Manager Debbie Botchie.

Having until now borrowed fire company property or squeezed into the Town Hall parking lots, Millville aims to have its own space of at least 2 acres inside town limits, with “room for a performance stage, concessions, restroom, small tot lot and a very large pavilion that would host the farmers’ market and artisans fair, Botchie said.

Anyone interested in donating property to the Town can contact Town Manager Debbie Botchie at Town Hall, by Sept. 5, by emailing or calling Town Hall at (302) 539-0449.